The drama in the newsroom at local Los Angeles television stations showed no signs of abating Thursday, as Mark Meester, the weekend presenter at KTLA, was fired a week after management suspended him for showing support for his departing teammate Lynette Moreno.
A KTLA insider told TheWrap that Meester was abandoned on Thursday afternoon. General Manager Janine Davis informed the newsroom of the shooting during a brief meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times. first mentioned shooting.
was mister Suspended earlier this week After his on-air tribute to Romero in which he apologized on behalf of KTLA, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Mr.’s biography has been removed from the KTLA website – just like Moreno’s the week before precipitate departure.
Romero, who is said to be loved by her fellow KTLA newsroom colleagues, has not been allowed to clean up her private belongings or say goodbye to longtime newscast viewers. The Times, citing anonymous sources at the station, said Romero was seeking a weekday shift to spend more time with her family, but management refused due to a lack of slots.
Management only said she left to pursue “another opportunity” and regretted that she chose not to stay.
Meester went off script during Saturday’s broadcast, saying that the handling of her exit was “cruel” and “inappropriate,” and she apologized on behalf of the station. The four-minute ad ignored a script from the producers, who declined to show footage of a plane chartered by Meester to hoist a sign above the station that read “We love you, Lynette.”
Meester did not immediately respond to messages from TheWrap.
In an unrelated matter this week, weekend anchor and general task reporter Veronica Miracle announced that she was leaving ABC7 competition station in Los Angeles – without indicating where you are going next.
Miracle announced Tuesday on Twitter that she is leaving the station she joined in 2017 after a three-year stint at ABC30 in Fresno, California. She also hinted in her farewell letter that she might be leaving Southern California, saying “Thank you to everyone at SoCal and at ABC7 for all the support over the years, it has meant so much!”
miracle Curriculum Vitae The page on ABC7 was cleared after its announcement, and it didn’t seem like she got a chance to sign on air either, writing, “I did my last show a couple of weeks ago.” Neither Miracle nor ABC7 responded to requests for comment.
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